Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled a Second Time

Harbor Freight Jack Stands recalled a second time (units that replaced the first recalled jack stands are now also under recall). You can read the statement released by Harbor Freight by clicking here: Harbor Freight Statement

OSHA Compliance Directive — Inspection Procedures for the Repairable Crystalline Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued the compliance directive Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards, which is designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime, and construction. The new directive provides OSHA compliance safety and health officers with

Electude & CCAR Announce COVID-19 Best Practices E-Safety Learning Modules

PRESS RELEASE June 3, 2020 Waltham, Massachusetts Electude International and CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) are pleased to announce further expansion of the online E-Safety course suite, the automotive safety courses, assessments and credentials created by CCAR and available through Electude. New COVID-19 learning modules for automotive service staff as well as for

Harbor Freight Jack Stand recall

Harbor Freight issues safety recall for jack stands;”…there is a potential, while under load and with a shift in weight, for the pawl to disengage from the extension lifting post, allowing the stand to drop suddenly.” https://images.harborfreight.com/hftweb/recalls/Jack-Stand-Recall-56371_61196_61197.pdf

OSHA On-Site Consultation Program webinar

click here to view the webinar recording –> https://youtu.be/6ROAUJNQbYE The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are partnered for this informative webinar which was held on April 15, 2020. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported there were 27,150 non-fatal injuries reported in the automotive repair

Safety First

Every accident is preventable In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Sta-tistics (BLS) reported there were 27,150 non-fatal injuries reported in the automotive repair sector alone. And, more than 5,250 workers died on the job. That’s more than 14 deaths per day. It’s time the Automotive industry does its part in lowering these injury and fatality

Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collabortion with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The document provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of

Hybrid Electric Vehicle/Electric Vehicle Battery Safety Webinar

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) has developed a suite of online safety courses for secondary and post-secondary automotive service technology students. This course series includes content for handling electric and hybrid vehicles that may have sustained damage due to collision, fire or flooding and the subsequent hazards that may be present as a